Sarah from Honour Design chose Simplicity and Liquorice to give this cute little rocking chair a two-toned black and white finish!

This miniature rocking chair definitely screamed black and white to me. There’s something so simple but effective about sticking with the basics! This adorable piece was found abandoned on the side of the road and the perfect piece to give a makeover and rescue!

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For this project I used Country Chic Paint in “Simplicity” (AKA: the perfect white!). I covered the entire piece with three coats of paint. I found this surface needed an additional coat with the shiny finish to the wood. To avoid the same problem yourself when painting a high sheen surface first apply a coat of Country Chic Paint Bonding Primer. I will definitely not skip this step again!

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After the last coat of Simplicity was painted I taped off the top portion of the chair. I wanted to create a contrast with one colour on the top third of the chair and another colour on the bottom. For the top portion I applied Country Chic Paint in “Liquorice” (AKA: the perfect black!). Once two coats of Liquorice were applied to the top portion and had dried I un-taped the piece. I touched up any bleed through under the tape to ensure I had a crisp line between the white and black.

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I finished the project in Country Chic Paint’s product called “Tough Coat”. I knew this piece was going to take a lot of wear and tear as a child’s rocking chair and needed the extra protection that the “Tough Coat” would provide.

I truly love how clean and crisp this piece turned out for a little one to enjoy.

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Until the next project…XOXO


Sarah {Honour Design}

Sarah calls Victoria, BC home with her husband, stepdaughter, and dog. Some of her favourite things include coffee, good friends, and home DIY projects. On the weekends she loves painting a vintage piece of furniture or getting inspired for her blog and YouTube channel.

~Her goal; to inspire you on your own design journey, one project at a time~

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